Let's Talk Pella

Let’s Talk Pella – City of Pella Indoor Aquatic Center Update

Posted: Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 1:00 pm

City Administrator Mike Nardini provides an update on the construction project at the indoor aquatic center.

Let’s Talk Pella – Local Horse Rider Competing on World Cup Team

Posted: Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

An area teen is competing against the best equestrian riders in the country this weekend. Nadine Van Zomeren from Timber Hill Farms in rural Leighton is competing at the International Saddle Seat Equestrian World Cup competition in Asheville, North Carolina.

Let’s Talk Pella – America In Bloom Evaluates Pella

Posted: Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

ruce Riggs is a judge with America in Bloom and has evaluated more than 70 cities over the last 13 years. He talks about what he saw in Pella.

Let’s Talk Pella – New Sustainability Pact Signed at Central

Posted: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Professor of Political Science and Director of Sustainability at Central College discusses sustainability efforts at Central and a recently signed document and what it means going forward.

Let’s Talk Pella – Lincoln Elementary Construction Plans

Posted: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Pella Commmunity Schools Business Manager Roger DeWaard has updates from the special school board meeting last week covering plans for the Lincoln Elementary Construction Project.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella in Bloom Tour This Week

Posted: Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Jeannette Vaughan with City of Pella Community Services talks about a national competition Pella’s parks are a part of.

Let’s Talk Pella – Balloonfest 5K/10K Run

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Pella Cross Country Coach Mike Buchheit joins us and talks about the Balloonfest 5K/10K run as a part of Saturday morning Balloonfest Festivities.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Balloon Pilot Talks about Thursdays in Pella and Red Rock Balloonfest

Posted: Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Jason Hartson discusses life as a balloon pilot, what he’ll be up to in downtown Pella tonight, and what he is doing for this year’s Balloonfest.

Let’s Talk Pella – Dutch Day Camps and Scholte Fun Day

Posted: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Allison Limke with Pella Historical talks about two upcoming events for kids.

Let’s Talk Pella – Details About New Ordinance for Downtown Outdoor Seating

Posted: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

On this edition of Let’s Talk Pella, I sit down with City of Pella Planning and Zoning Director George Wesselhoft about an ordinance passed last week that will allow businesses to add downtown seating.

Let’s Talk Pella – Water Levels at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Friday, July 4th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Joshua Conrad with the Army Corps of Engineers talks about rising waters and the impact on 4th of July festivities.

Let’s Talk Pella – 4th of July Events in Pella

Posted: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Paul Kingma with the 4th of July Committee in Pella talks about Independence Day events in Pella on Friday.

Let’s Talk Pella – Camping Safety Reminders

Posted: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Park Ranger Tracy Spry reminds campers of some safety tips as we head into Independence Day Weekend.

Let’s Talk Pella – Pella Native Chases Storms Professionally

Posted: Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 1:00 pm

I sit down with Ben McMillan with the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. The Pella native describes how he got into the storm chasing, some of the dangers of the job, and common misconceptions. Some of the audio is courtesy of the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. Click here for more information about the organization.

Let’s Talk Pella – Superintendent Greg Ebeling Talks About the Latest at Pella Schools

Posted: Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Superintendent Greg Ebeling discusses Lincoln Elementary, the Middle School construction project, and increasing registration and lunch fees.

Let’s Talk Pella – Central College Coach Travels to Brazil for World Cup

Posted: Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Mike Kobylinski talks about his experiences in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup.

Let’s Talk Knoxville – 2013 Marion County Fair Queen Hannah Wilson

Posted: Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

On today’s Let’s Talk Knoxville, Karen Overgaard is joined by the 2013 Marion County Fair Queen, Hannah Wilson.

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Let’s Talk Pella – Central College Coach Shares World Cup Memories

Posted: Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Central College Men’s Soccer Coach Garry Laidlaw shares his stories about the World Cup and discusses the popularity of soccer in the United States.

Let’s Talk Pella – Hugh Howe at Lake Red Rock

Posted: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Red Rock Gauges

Hugh Howe with the Army Corps of Engineers updates us about the latest surrounding rising water levels at Lake Red Rock and some of the things those on the water should be a aware of.

Let’s Talk Pella – RDG, Inc. Talks Comprehensive Plan

Posted: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Lorin Ditzler with RDG, Inc., talks about the key points in the final drafts of the city’s Comprehensive Plan.